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Inadequate Support (5th in a 10-Part Series)

“You can do anything as long as you have the passion,
the drive, the focus, and the support.”

—Sabrina Bryan

Many people feel very much alone on the road to success. And some people actually are. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to go it alone. In fact, trying to go it alone is a fool’s errand.

Whether you own your own business or work for someone else, you need to have the right kind of support to be successful. Just like a table needs legs and a house needs a foundation, you need to be supported in living your best life.

Do you have the support you need? Are you sure?
Do you know what areas of your support system that need shoring up?
Do you know how to get the help you need?

In addressing this issue, I have the following major premises:

1. If you can accomplish your goal by yourself, you probably don’t have a big enough goal.

2. Everything is easier with help and support—and more fun, too.

3. Having a team increases your confidence and allows you to think bigger.

4. There’s no need to re-invent the wheel.

And these are what I see as the biggest enemies of having sufficient support:

1. Pride, arrogance 

2. Stubbornness

3. Not realizing how important proper support is.

4. Having a “Maverick Complex”

5. Not knowing where to turn

6. Thinking you can’t afford it

Any one of these things can hold you back, and even stop you from creating the support network you need and want.

Our purpose here at SuccessNet is to help great people and great companies to become even better. We exist to support you in being your best. So we are all about support and have been for almost 20 years.

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Delegation
Delegating some of your work load to others is one of the simplest ways to create support. It’s not always easy at first because many times those you delegate to will not do things as well as you do. But it’s essential to leveraging yourself.

Having a personal assistant is most likely the first best step. And this might seem a bit strong, but you either have an assistant or you are one.

Master Mind Teams
You can form your own Master Mind Team. A master mind team is simply a small group of people who band together to help each other achieve their goals. For more info on this very powerful strategy, re-read the chapter on The Master Mind in Think and Grow Rich.

Hire a Coach
Every single successful person I’ve ever studied had a mentor—in many cases, several. Professional athletes have coaches. Why shouldn’t you? Feel free to contact me if you are interested in me coaching you in creating your best life.

Board of Directors
If you own a small business, I strongly urge you to have an active board of directors—or at least an advisory board. People are glad to help by providing their experience, perspective and collective wisdom.

Reserves
Having reserves gives you much more confidence and less chance for fear. Things like cash, good credit, a pre-approved credit line. Budgeting more time than you think you will need is another way to build up reserves.

The important thing is to bolster your life and your endeavors with reserves.

Tools
Having the tools you need, the machinery that’s required and the equipment you want to do the job right is all part of the support game. Buy, rent or borrow what you need to get things done.

Your Environment
The people and things around you have a profound impact on you and your ability to achieve. You must take charge of who and what you allow into your life. And you cannot afford to have negative people and unsupportive physical environments drag you down.

Professional Support Team
Be sure you have access to attorneys, accountants and industry-specific experts.

Lifelong Learning
The knowledge and wisdom you possess is an integral part of your support network. What you know and what you learn are powerful confidence and support builders. Commit to lifetime learning and never-ending improvement. Because the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

“You can’t learn less.”

—Bucky Fuller

I’ve seen far too many well-intentioned, hard-working, sincere people struggle and even fail because they were unaware or didn’t pay close enough attention to creating and maintaining a winning support system.

Take a hard, honest look at your support system—or lack thereof. Having great support positions you for winning. Not having it sets you up for losing. It’s that simple.

Resources
The Best Life Navigator™ launches soon. It allows you to keep your personal and professional growth front and center. And it’s uniquely designed to provide you with full support at your fingertips. It has the tools you need for your success—all in one place.

Action Steps

1. Identify your top 3 areas of support to improve

2. List 3 action steps you will take to do so

3. Take those steps

If you would like to explore any of these strategies in more depth, we are happy to help. Please contact us via our Help Desk.

Stay tuned for the next installment of The Top 10 Reasons Good People Don’t Always Win. You’ll receive it in the next few days. Do you have a guess as to what might be the next of the Top 10 Reasons?

Please Tell Us What You Think
I’ve published this article and the previous one here on my Blog. Please add your comments, questions and suggestions at the bottom of the post. Your feedback and engagement is important. If you disagree with anything, say so. If you have questions, ask. If you have additional insights or resources, please share. I promise to read every one. Thank you.

BTW, you’ll gain even greater value from this series if you have a copy of my book, The Achievement Code: The 3C Formula for Getting What You Truly Want (available in print or Kindle). Details at www.TheAchievementCode.com

Previous installments of this series are located here on my Blog.

1. Insufficient Desire

2. Lack of—or Erroneous—Beliefs

3. Confusion, Lack of Clarity

4. Lack of Focus and Concentration

How to Teach, Train or Sell Anything (in 4 simple steps)

TeacherAs I was preparing my webinar training this week for my Inner Circle Members, it occurred to me that it’s been some time since I shared with you my teaching/writing format. It’s something I learned from Dale Carnegie Seminars years ago, and I find it helpful in creating more organized and results-oriented presentations.

Before start writing an article, or creating the content for a speech or presentation, I work at getting clear on what I would like to accomplish. What are the outcomes I want to create? What’s the value I want to produce for my listener?

Seems pretty sensible, right?

But you’d be surprised at how many people embark on such endeavors without a clear idea of the points they want to make and the results they want to produce.

I’ve listened to webinars and speeches that wander and meander without any clear path. Information is shared, for sure. But without being organized and without good focus, they fall flat and end up being a waste of time—and money.

The same holds true for writing an article. A few minutes of planning will produce a much more effective piece.

My four-point teaching format is as follows . . .

1. Premise or Problem
What’s the premise you want to address or teach? Or what’s the problem you’re looking to solve for your audience?

2. Obstacles and Challenges
What stands in the way and what needs to be overcome to achieve the objective or solve the problem? Pose some questions. Ask why they think they have this problem or if they ever considered the premise.

3. Strategies and Tactics
Share the best practices and teach the tactics and strategies to achieve the intended outcome. People want to know how to do things or how to avoid problems. Give them some how-to.

4. Commitments
Ask your audience or readers to take action and make progress. Don’t assume they’ll figure it out themselves. Ask them to DO something. What’s the next step you want them to take? Ask them to make a commitment.

Try this simple format out the next time you do a training, write an article or make a speech. I think you’ll find it will work well for you—as well as those who listen to you and read your material.


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Can You Retire on $1,230 a Month?

Yes, You Can retire Without MoneyThis message is meant primarily for readers 50 years old and older.

According to the U. S. Social Security Administration, the average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker is about $1,230.

That’s the average—yours will be more or less than that based upon what you and your employer have contributed since you began working.

What kind of a lifestyle will you have on your social security check?

Hopefully you have savings, good equity in your home, and a fat 401K to allow you to retire when you want and in the style you would like.

But the vast majority of Americans in the 50-plus range are substantially underfunded when it comes to retirement income. Many have no plan at all.

So this means working at least into their 70’s and/or cutting back substantially on expenses. And that’s not so easy to do.

But I have good news. It doesn’t take a large investment portfolio to retire, it takes an income—a dependable, steady income that will pay you through your golden years.

Because there is such a great need and because there are so many Baby Boomers reaching retirement age over the next few years, we’re creating a complete system in which anyone can design, create and benefit from a “Lifestyle Business”.

I’ve been working on it ever since The Achievement Code came out last year. And I’m excited to be able to help so many people who want to SUBSTANTIALLY improve their retirement years.

It’s all launching in just a few weeks.

But I wanted to tell you about it today, because there is an opportunity for a few individuals to participate at a special price, with personal attention from me, while it is in beta.

This is a chance for you to start (or reinvent) a no- or low-cost, no-risk, lifestyle business of your own with my personal guidance and support.

I’m looking for a handful of serious, committed and hard-working people to create a whole new chapter in their lives.

We’ll be sharing all the great details and the many powerful benefits of our new program over the next few weeks. But I want to start with a very small group of people over the next three months to be used as case studies and success stories. That will also mean some valuable exposure for you and your new business.

If you think you would like to be part of this, contact me so we can chat. Please, only serious inquiries. I don’t want to waste your time or mine.

I’ll explain more when we chat by phone.

Send your name, eMail address and phone number to Michael@SuccessNet.org with LIFESTYLE BIZ in the subject.

I look forward to helping you make your golden years your very BEST years.

Michael Angier

PS: As part of the “Silver Tsunami”, it’s your turn and it’s your time. You can design and create your own business that supports your lifestyle—that’s why we call it a lifestyle business.